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Rabid israeli settler runs over, injures Palestinian man in West Bank

6 January 2017 17:24



An zionist settler has run over a middle-aged Palestinian man in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, inflicting serious injuries on him.

The 40-year-old victim, whose identity was not immediately known, was struck south of the city of Hebron (al-Khalil), situated 30 kilometers south of Jerusalem al-Quds, on Friday as he was walking on the edge of a road, Arabic-language Palestine al-Yawm news agency reported.

The Palestinian man was taken to Rabin Medical Center in the central Israeli city of Petah Tikva to receive medical treatment.

There have been scores of “hit and run” incidents targeting Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, with most of them largely going uninvestigated by Israeli authorities. Some of such events have even resulted in fatalities.

On October 25, 2016, an Israeli settler ran over a Palestinian family of three near the occupied West Bank city of Qalqilya, leaving them all injured.

The Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) identified the victims as a man, woman and their son.

An Israeli settler also ran over and killed a six-year-old Palestinian girl, identified as Lama Marwan Mousa, in al-Khader town, located 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) west of Bethlehem, on September 10.

Local sources told the Palestinian Ma’an news agency that the girl was standing on the sidewalk in front of her house when a fast-moving vehicle approached and hit her.

However, an unnamed Israeli police spokesman claimed that the girl was walking across the street alone when she was hit.

About 600,000 Israelis live in over 230 illegal settlements built since the 1967 Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and East Jerusalem al-Quds.

The occupied Palestinian territories have witnessed tensions ever since Israel imposed restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem al-Quds in August 2015.

More than 270 Palestinians have lost their lives at the hands of Israeli forces in the tensions since the beginning of October that year.

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